Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday February 17, 2016

Virtual Reality Could Help People With Depression

I can see how virtual reality therapy, or video games in general, could help people with depression. Virtual reality and games can be great stress relievers and a break from your everyday grind. Well, at least I think that's what most of us use them for. wink

The therapy, previously tested by healthy volunteers, was used by 15 depression patients aged 23-61. Nine reported reduced depressive symptoms a month after the therapy, of whom four experienced a clinically significant drop in depression severity. The study is published in the British Journal of Psychiatry Open and was funded by the Medical Research Council.